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The Resource The Amsterdam Town Hall in words and images : constructing wonders, edited by Stijn Bussels, Caroline van Eck and Bram Van Oostveldt

The Amsterdam Town Hall in words and images : constructing wonders, edited by Stijn Bussels, Caroline van Eck and Bram Van Oostveldt

Label
The Amsterdam Town Hall in words and images : constructing wonders
Title
The Amsterdam Town Hall in words and images
Title remainder
constructing wonders
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stijn Bussels, Caroline van Eck and Bram Van Oostveldt
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The most famous monument of the Dutch Golden Age is undoubtedly the Amsterdam Town Hall by architect Jacob van Campen inaugurated in 1655. Today we stand in awe confronted with the grand Classicist façade, the delightful horror of the sculptures in the Tribunal, and the magnificence of the huge Citizens' Hall. In the period of its construction, many artists and writers tried to capture the overwhelming impact of the building by, among other comparisons, relating it to the ancient Wonders of the World and by stressing its splendour, riches, and impressive scale. In doing so, they constructed the Town Hall as the ultimate wonder, thus offering a silent, but very powerful testimony to the power and position of the City of Amsterdam and its rulers as equals of the other European regimes. To fully understand these mechanisms of power, this book relates the Town Hall to other, impressive buildings of the same period-the palace of the Louvre, Saint Peter's Basilica, and Banqueting House-and their visual and textual representations. Thus, this book gives a broad audience of readers new insights into the agency of magnificent buildings. The Amsterdam Town Hall in Words and Images does not restrict itself to a national scope or a purely architectural analysis, but clarifies how artists and writers all over Europe presented buildings as wonders of the world. This book is pioneering in its analysis of seventeenth and eighteenth-century paintings, prints, drawings, poems, and travel accounts and offers a new understanding of how the wondrous character of these grand buildings was constructed"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
720.9492352
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7751.A6
LC item number
A47 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bussels, Stijn
  • Eck, Caroline van
  • Oostveldt, Bram van
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koninklijk Paleis (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Campen, Jacob van
  • Architecture and fame
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Campen, Jacob van
  • Koninklijk Paleis (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Architecture and fame
  • Buildings
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Europe
  • Netherlands
Label
The Amsterdam Town Hall in words and images : constructing wonders, edited by Stijn Bussels, Caroline van Eck and Bram Van Oostveldt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Palace of the Republic : Idea and Construction / Pieter Vlaardingerbroek / The Amsterdam Town Hall: The Triumphant Statement of a Successor State / Caroline van Eck -- 'Far More to Wonder, than to Fathom Completely' : A Hundred Poems Devoted to the Town Hall / Stijn Bussels, Caroline van Eck and Laura Plezier -- The Portrait of a Building / Stijn Bussels -- The Exercise of Power : The Caryatids of the Town Hall's Tribunal / Frederik Knegtel -- Jacob's Trowels. The Construction of the Amsterdam Town Hall and its Ceremonial Objects (1648-present) / Minou Schraven -- Under Discussion. Eighteenth-Century Reactions to the Town Hall / Freek Schmidt
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1176508017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781350205338
Lccn
2020046254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The Amsterdam Town Hall in words and images : constructing wonders, edited by Stijn Bussels, Caroline van Eck and Bram Van Oostveldt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Palace of the Republic : Idea and Construction / Pieter Vlaardingerbroek / The Amsterdam Town Hall: The Triumphant Statement of a Successor State / Caroline van Eck -- 'Far More to Wonder, than to Fathom Completely' : A Hundred Poems Devoted to the Town Hall / Stijn Bussels, Caroline van Eck and Laura Plezier -- The Portrait of a Building / Stijn Bussels -- The Exercise of Power : The Caryatids of the Town Hall's Tribunal / Frederik Knegtel -- Jacob's Trowels. The Construction of the Amsterdam Town Hall and its Ceremonial Objects (1648-present) / Minou Schraven -- Under Discussion. Eighteenth-Century Reactions to the Town Hall / Freek Schmidt
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1176508017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9781350205338
Lccn
2020046254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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